Observations of life, creativity, drive, and transition from a once-professional athlete and now-aspiring lifelong athletic human who gives a shit.

Journal

I Raced! (My Mountain Bike, But Still)

Ripping around the curves. Fine tuning my body position. Plotting how to bridge the gap. Gauging exactly how much I can push at this moment without blowing up. Man I’ve missed racing. In the 8 months since surgery on my achilles, it took

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A Return to Cross Country

Photos by Mark Stone. Third photo by Jeremy Topping. There’s a moment in every race that comes to mind first when recollecting. In the NY Marathon it was the look on a fan’s face as it shifted from enthusiastic screaming

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How to Run the Perfect 5k

When my random skill of running fast and talking to people results in a unique travel opportunity to a city I’ve always wanted to visit, I’m PUMPED! Chicago is that city, and the Magnificent Mile Women’s Half Marathon and 5k

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A Kick in the Pants, Peachtree Style

Before this weekend, (having never been there), when I thought of Atlanta I thought of this:   But after my three-day visit for the Peachtree 10k, thanks to the hospitality of the Atlanta Track Club and others, my view has evolved to

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Give it up for the AJC Peachtree 10K

I’m about to hop on the plane to Atlanta with my Oiselle Little Wing Teammate, Mel Lawrence for what promises to be a grueling and fantastic couple days. Before the festivities get started, I wanted to share my schedule in

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The Mini!

Mmmmm. This feels nice. I’m chillin’ in my hotel suite with Chief Bird Sally Bergesen and her two daughters Iris and Isabel. Jude is asleep in the closet. Two years after becoming friends, we’ve traveled across the country to take

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Oxy Takes Me For a Ride: 5k Numero Dos

Oxy = Angst This 5k tonight at Oxy High Performance has sent me for a loop the past two weeks. As the days ticked by, I got more and more uptight thinking about it, culminating in Picky Bars staff meeting

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A Weekend of Epic Proportions Part 1

He did it. After winning Wildflower Triathlon three times, breaking his foot, getting a screw put in his foot, beating his head against the wall trying unsuccessfully to rehab it with tons of pain, having the screw removed, and doing

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Sydney Race Report Part 2 (with, um, words)

Ok peeps. You read looked, you scratched your head, you pondered, you commented (fist bump), you got bored and ate a sandwich…and now I will use the ol’ alphabet to fill you in on what happened during my post-baby 5k

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